Movie night is one of the most important nights of the week around here. We’ve recently been scouting out the classics of Jamie’s and mine childhood, and have learned that many of the movies of our own childhood aren’t really suited for the kids, at seven and four. Luckily, there are plenty of new movies being released to give us many options for family movie night.
The most recent family movie night? Trolls. It’s safe to say that Poppy and Branch have taken over our movie night – and we hosted our own, taking advantage of the extra-long weekend the kids have this week, to fit in family movie night on a Wednesday.
Family movie night around here is more than just watching the movie. It’s a trip to the store where we take turns picking out the snacks, where we create a fun recipe based around the movie theme and finally theme, read the books, watch the movie.
And confetti. There has to be confetti. Our favourite poppers are the $1.50 poppers from Michaels – you can reuse them as many times as you want to pick the piles of confetti up from the floor.
To celebrate the release of Dreamworks Trolls, we had our own family movie night this week – and we made some ‘Poppy Raspberries’ and ‘Branch Popcorn’. When it comes to snacks, we make sure they’re easy – and these were as simple as melting a bit of colored chocolate and drizzling it over fruit and popcorn. To finish it off, we added in a few sprinkles, popped the confetti and sang along with the Party Edition of the Trolls movie.
Tip: Find that awesome banner (and other fun party printables as part of the Trolls Party Kit) at the Dreamworks website
Simply cook the popcorn and arrange the fruit on a dish, and then get the movie ready to watch the movie.
In Party Mode of the Trolls DVD there are special features like: being able to sing along with the music, using the lyrics displayed on screen. Or, if you’re one of my kids who is on time number seventeen viewing the movie, you already know all the words. Other perks of actually owning the movie on a hard copy, as opposed to the digital copies we usually go for, are being able to take a tour through the trolls village, into Bergen town.
Finished the movie? Download a variety of activities, including a hidden Cloud Guy, colouring sheets and more from the Dreamworks website.
Wondering what to do this weekend? Have a Trolls Party. I just overheard ‘This is my happiest day ever’ from Violet, who is currently coloring Poppy with glitter crayons, in a sea of confetti in the kitchen.
YOLO, right? We can vacuum later.
This post is brought to you by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment but the images and opinions are my own.